Education Technology and Allied Fields as Masters Programs: An International Trend in Indian Context
An International Trend in Indian Context. In Information Technology and Education, Challenges and Opportunities of Smarter Learning Systems, New Delhi Publishers, India. Chapter 9, pp. 209-222. (2019) ISBN: 978-93-88879-13-2.
9 Pages Posted: 29 May 2019
Date Written: January 30, 2019
The field Education Technology is one of the emerging and result of merging two fields i.e. Education and Information Technology. The field Education Technology in short abbreviated as ‘ET’ and the field also called as E-Learning, Online Education, and M-Learning. As a whole, the field Education Technology comes with various components of Information Technology viz. Database Technology, Web Technology, Networking Technology, Multimedia Technology, Software Technology etc. The field Education Technology also comprises of basics of education and allied areas viz. foundation of education, educational planning, educational strategies, educational psychology, higher education, and so on. It is worthy to note that the field Education Technology in the recent past also emerged as a field of study and programs viz. Bachelors and Masters in the Education Technology or similar nomenclatures. Different international universities have started offering the UG, PG and Research level of programs leading to Doctoral Degree. This paper talks about the Education Technology including its basics, meaning, features and characteristics. The paper also highlights the emerging programs and degrees which are offered in many international universities.
Keywords: Education Technology, E-Learning, Online Education, Education Science, Interdisciplinary Sciences, Higher Education
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